Education Policy: Research: Policymakers:

2001 - 2004 Bush Administration

President:

George W. Bush (R) 2001 - 2004

Secretary of Education:

Roderick Paige

Major education actions:

  • 2001 - No Child Left Behind Act (reauthorization of ESEA of 1965; P.L. 107-110)
  • 2001 - English Language Acquisition Act (in P.L. 107-110; replaces Bilingual Education Act)
  • 2001 - State and Local Flexibility Demonstration Act (in P.L. 107-110)
  • 2002 - Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act of 1946, amended (P.L. 108-269) [Note 6]
  • 2002 - Education Sciences Reform Act (P.L. 108-185) [Note 2]
  • 2003 - Education of the Blind Act
  • 2004 - Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (P.L. 108-446)

107th Congress (2001-2002)

  • SENATE: 50-Rep, 50-Dem. (1/20/2001 - 6/6/2001)
    • Vice-President: Richard Cheney (R)
    • Majority Leader: Trent Lott (R-MS)
    • Minority Leader: Thomas A. Daschle (D-SD)
    • Committee:   Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP)
  • SENATE: 50-Dem, 49-Rep, 1-Ind. (6/6/2001 - 11/12/2002)
    • Vice-President: Richard Cheney (R)
    • Majority Leader: Thomas A. Daschle (D-SD)
    • Minority Leader: Trent Lott (R-MS)
    • Committee: Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP)
  • HOUSE: 221-Rep, 212-Dem, 2-Other

108th Congress (2003-2004)

  • SENATE: 51-Rep, 48-Dem, 1-Ind.   
    • Vice-President: Richard Cheney (R)
    • Majority Leader: William H. Frist (R-TN)
    • Minority Leader: Thomas A. Daschle (D-SD)
    • Committee: Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP)
  • HOUSE: 229-Rep, 204-Dem, 1-Other
    • Speaker:  J. Dennis Hastert (R-IL)
    • Majority Leader: Thomas DeLay (R-TX)
    • Minority Leader: Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
    • Committee: Committee on Education and the Workforce
      • Chair: John Boehner (R-OH)
      • Ranking Minority Member: George Miller (D-CA)

Notes and Sources

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